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Offers instructions in drawing with charcoal and pastel, explaining the importance of texture, line, motion, shapes, and patterns, and discusses various types of papers, crayons, chalks, and other supplies
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Grade 5-8 This basic instructional book outlines the materials needed for drawing in pastel and charcoal and explains how to use texture, line, and patterns to create different effects. In the section on supplies, the authors do not explain the difference between oil and chalk pastels, and students might purchase the wrong materials. The authors also suggest storing supplies in a taboret, and this would be expensive for young people. They do not suggest that a simple cardboard portfolio and supply box would be as useful. The sections on texture, line, and motion, and the section on shapes and patterns are the best portions of the book. Here the authors stress working large and with expression. The ideas for using stencils for shapes and letters could be incorporated into a junior high art class and are nicely presented. The two projects in the section on designing a book cover are pedestrian and will not stimulate the interest of young artists. Children will be more excited by the techniques demonstrated in Ames' How to Draw Star Wars Heroes, Creatures, Spaceships & Other Fantastic Things (Random, 1984) or Emberley's Dinosaurs (Little, 1980). Although few new ideas are presented in this book, the black-and-white drawings accompanying the text are well done, and libraries needing additional art books could find this a supplement to basic ``how-to-draw'' books. Lorraine Douglas, Winnipeg Public Library, Manitoba, Canada
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1986. Condition: Good. Library Binding. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP113751474
Book Description Franklin Watts. Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3057452184
Book Description Franklin Watts. Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3036982533
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1986. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0531102262